From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Ph.D. opportunities in plant ecophysiology and ecosystem
ecology at Florida International University for Fall 2010.
Ph.D. opportunities in plant ecophysiology and ecosystem ecology at
Florida International University for Fall 2010.
Application deadline Feb 12, 2010.
We have space available in the plant ecophysiology and global change
lab (http://www.fiu.edu/~oberbaue/) that currently has active
projects in arctic tundra in Alaska, Everglades tree islands and
marsh in South Florida, and tropical rainforest in Costa Rica. Our
work focuses on effects of climate change on trace gas fluxes,
productivity and plant phenology, and how phenological shifts affect
productivity. In arctic Alaska we are relating robotic sensors
system measurements to manual measurements of tundra phenology and
growth in response to climate change and experimental warming. We
are also evaluating the importance of winter processes for annual
carbon balance and growing season responses. We are evaluating
controls on rainforest ecosystem carbon and energy balance using eddy
covariance, precision dendrometry, xylem sapflow measurements, and
water addition experiments in conjunction with a new robotic sensor
system at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica. We are
determining the effects of water management on carbon balance in
short- and long-hydroperiod Everglades marshes using eddy covariance
and chamber level flux measurements. In Everglades tree islands we
are using xylem sapflow and dendrometry to evaluate seasonal and
groundwater level effects on productivity and water use.
For additional information, contact Steve Oberbauer, Department of
Biological Sciences, Florida International University, The Public
University of Florida at Miami, FL 33199. email: [log in to unmask],
For application information and forms see:
Funding is primarily in the form of teaching assistantships, and
interested applicants should complete the T.A. form (http://
www.fiu.edu/%7Ebiology1/grad/taapp.htm). Highly competitive
applicants may be selected for Presidential Fellowships. Funding is
available to support summer fieldwork.